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Vegetables on display in a grocery store.

For teens just starting to enter the workforce for the first time, their first job might be at their neighborhood grocery store. Pew Research estimated that in July 2020, 24.5% of all employed teens worked in the retail industry. But whether this means ringing up purchases as a cashier, helping to keep shelves stocked, or

Teen worker handing tray of food to elderly man

For many people, their first foray into the working world is a part-time job at a local fast food restaurant. And with many restaurants dealing with labor shortages because of the COVID pandemic and offering extra incentives to attract new employees, part-time fast food jobs may be very enticing to teens looking to earn some

Packages are placed next to the driver in the front seat of a car while being delivered.

For many newly licensed drivers, having a car can mean more options when it comes to employment. Without having to rely on other people for rides or public transportation or having to ride a bike or walk, it can be a lot easier for them to get to and from work. Or perhaps they’re hoping

The back of a woman wearing a lifeguard shirt is seen as she watches a pool and holds a life preserver.

When teens get their first jobs, it often falls into one of a few common categories, like restaurant employee, retail employee, and babysitter. Back in the old days, you could include newspaper delivery on that list. But another popular option for teens looking to earn some extra money is by working as a lifeguard at

Roof Work Safety Tips

Friday, 06 August 2021 by
Roofers installing a roof.

There’s no doubt about it: roofers provide vital services. But as important as it is for people and businesses to have sturdy, functional roofs on the buildings they occupy, the work can be extremely risky for roofers. Construction work in general comes with a lot of risks, but roofing can be particularly dangerous types of

Man delivering three boxes of pizza.

Pizza delivery services — and delivery of other types of food — are in high demand. Between lingering pandemic-related concerns about dining in at crowded restaurants and the general convenience of having food delivered, there’s certainly plenty of work available for delivery drivers. And with so many restaurants hiring right now, it can seem like

Landscaper Safety Tips

Friday, 23 July 2021 by
Person holding a hedge trimmer in front of a bush.

Some occupations are more dangerous than others, with landscaping ranking near the top of the list of the most dangerous. Given the machinery, chemicals, and exposure to the elements involved with the job, it’s very easy for landscaping professionals to get injured on the job. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, landscaping and groundskeeping

Wooden blocks spelling 'safe work' placed on a table next to a succulent plant.

For over a year now, going to work each day for many people has meant sitting down in front of a computer in their living room, basement, or dining room. But as we begin to see the end at the light of the tunnel that is the COVID pandemic and restrictions have been eased, many

Woman with a headache sits in front of a computer.

When people develop occupational illnesses, there’s often a clear cause. For example, someone might develop hearing loss after working in a noisy environment. Or someone could develop cancer after being exposed to a known hazardous material as part of their job, like asbestos. When employers know of hazards in the workplace, such as high noise

Boxes falling onto warehouse employee

At first, “What is considered a work-related injury?” might seem like a pretty straightforward question. However, the answer to this question isn’t always very cut and dry and there’s a chance it could make a difference to your case when it comes to collecting worker’s compensation benefits. Generally speaking, work-related injuries are injuries that a

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